-LESOTHO 1982 during years of CIA heavy involvement in Apartheid South Africa in 1982, SA commandos raid murder 30 members of Mandela's ANC and a dozen Maseru citizens/(1983 author on film shoot hear of details)/1998 In President Mandela's absences Vice President Zulu Chief Buthelezi long former Apartheid gov. collaborator and darling of the American right wing during his many visits to US, orders devastating invasion of neo-coloniy Lesotho to stem revolutionary fervor.
-COLOMBIA 2000-2014 "CIA covert action program $30,000 GPS guidance kit smart bombs help Colombian forces kill at least two dozen rebel leaders; multibillion-dollar black budget apart from public $9 billion to Colombia military."
-WORLDWIDE 1945-2014: Genocidal economic exploitation. Nobel Laureate in Economics Joe Stiglitz: "My years at the World Bank saw policies that were genocidal." The IMF is mandated to oversee the international monetary and financial system and monitor the economic and financial policies of its 188 member countries. This activity is known as surveillance that facilitates international co-operation. Since the demise of the Bretton Woods system of fixed exchange rates in the early 1970s, the responsibilities of the Fund changed from those of guardian to those of overseer of members' policies. The Fund's usual prescription is as economist Jeffrey Sachs said, 'budgetary belt tightening to countries who are much too poor to own belts'. The World Bank's official goal is the reduction of poverty, but according to its Articles of Agreement, all its decisions must be guided by a commitment to the promotion of foreign investment and international trade and to the facilitation of capital investment, whatever the cost to human life. The IMF, World Bank, Trilateral Commission, Council on Foreign Relations, and the Bilderberg Group form a cabal of official and unofficial organizations that inherit the leadership of the Rothschild and Rockefeller Families and the heirs of J.P. Morgan's financial empire. ("Give me control of a nation's money and I care not who makes her laws." -M. Rothschild.)
WORLDWIDE 1973-2014: New York Times front page claims that the CIA had assassinated foreign leaders, and had illegally conducted surveillance on some 7,000 U.S. citizens involved in the antiwar movement (Operation CHAOS). The CIA had also experimented on U.S. and Canadian citizens without their knowledge, secretly giving them LSD (among other things) and observing the results.
-ORDINARY AMERICAN CITIZENS AND IMMIGRANTS 1976-2014: Difficult to estimate deaths, suffering and lives cut short for the inhumane automaton reign of the profit motive that has been inherent in the governance of society by the wealthy through overall rule by the speculative banking industry. Merciless and often deadly economic exploitation of immigrants, minorities, especially African-American and Native American, and the inhuman discrimination suffered by them and for a century Jewish people as well, for the threat they represented to dominant investors, are explained well in changing historical context, by historian Howard Zinn in his Peoples' History of the United States. Zinn describes horrific examples of the above: the Ford Co. Ludlow Massacre and other police and army homicidal repression and terror against groups of people refusing to work under murderous conditions of lowest wage labor; deadly violence against tenants refusing to pay slumlords; the barbaric Dust Bowl exploitation described in Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath; the savage exploitation of immigrants in Upton Sinclair's The Jungle; the Triangle Shirt Factory Fire that exemplifies the mortally fearful working conditions of below-living-wage women employees in the garment industry that now continually occurs in merciless conditions suffered in Thailand and Bangladesh factories of outsourced US corporation production; hunger and child malnutrition desperation during depressions created by speculative banking and investors withdrawing money from the economy awaiting better returns; forced draft into military to serve genocidal wars for profit against the exploited poor in colonies or neocolonies overseas; corporate media psyop mind-control inculcating violent and degenerate behaviors in children convenient to marketing objectives.
Note: The approximate death tolls within the above list of crimes against humanity are a being continually updated with ever new estimates.
The above list does not include any results of continuing research into important CIA involvement in any number of genocidal wars such as Biafra's 'secession' in Nigeria, the lead up to and aftermath of the Ruanda Genocide, and other "civil wars' and election violence throughout the Africa, Asia, and Latin America, but knowing the sweep of CIA power with stations in almost every nation and corporate investment machinations, criminal CIA involvement can be assumed. One only need recollect that a frightened US Congress saw fit to pass a bill forbidding further assassinations in 1972. Presidential candidate and Congressman Ron Paul spoke to this only yesterday, 3/8/2014, in reference to hyped mainstream television false coverage of the conflict in the Ukraine, "they're part of the banking system, they're part of the military-industrial complex, they're part of an educational system that endorses perpetual intervention overseas." In a video , Ron Paul notes the hypocrisy of the United States government condemning Russia for violating Ukraine sovereignty while the United States has been invading countries, taking sides in revolutionary conflicts including in Ukraine, and interfering in elections around the world. "We have special forces and CIA involved in lots of countries. We have 800 bases around the world with in 130 countries. We are always involved it seems in someone else's election. We preach democracy and behind the scenes we stir up trouble for many many reasons."
Quoting from A Timeline of CIA Atrocities  "CIA operations follow the same recurring script. First, American business interests abroad are threatened by a popular or democratically elected leader. The people support their leader because he intends to conduct land reform, strengthen unions, redistribute wealth, nationalize foreign-owned industry, and regulate business to protect workers, consumers, and the environment. So, on behalf of American business, and often with their help, and State Department-funded organizations like National Endowment for Democracy the CIA mobilizes the opposition. First it identifies right-wing groups within the country (usually the military), and offers them a deal: "We'll put you in power if you maintain a favorable business climate for us." The Agency then hires, trains, and works with them to overthrow the existing government (usually a democracy). It uses every trick in the book: propaganda, stuffed ballot boxes, purchased elections, extortion, blackmail, sexual intrigue, false stories about opponents in the local media, infiltration and disruption of opposing political parties, kidnapping, beating, torture, intimidation, economic sabotage, death squads, and even assassination. These efforts culminate in a military coup, which installs a right-wing dictator. The CIA trains the dictator's security apparatus to crack down on the traditional enemies of big business, using interrogation, torture and murder. The victims are said to be "communists," but almost always they are just peasants, liberals, moderates, labor union leaders, political opponents and advocates of free speech and democracy. Widespread human-rights abuses follow.
This scenario has been repeated so many times that the CIA actually teaches it in a special school, the notorious "School of the Americas." Critics have nicknamed it the "School of the Dictators" and "School of the Assassins." Here, the CIA trains Latin American military officers how to conduct coups, including the use of interrogation, torture and murder.
Association for Responsible Dissent estimates that by 1987, 6 million
people had died as a result of CIA covert operations. Former State
Department official William Blum correctly calls this an "American
The CIA justifies these actions as part of its war against communism. But most coups do not involve a communist threat. Unlucky nations are targeted for a wide variety of reasons: not only threats to American business interests abroad, but also liberal or even moderate social reforms, political instability, the unwillingness of a leader to carry out Washington's dictates, and declarations of neutrality in the Cold War.
In this space age of inexpensive and universally accessible information technology racing forward, the neocolonized non-Caucasian vast majority of Earthlings will awaken to the awareness of their ability to prosecute all the colonial and neocolonial crimes against it and call for a justice that will make wars unprofitable. Then the freed citizens of the United States of America will effortlessly fashion a dynamic society based on the enjoyment of life instead of on capital gains for its insane-with-greed wealthy. Their simple minded war-song national anthem will be replaced with 'America the Beautiful' as sung by Ray Charles, and its flag, long a bloodied symbol of deadly firepower, will field colors and symbols more lovely than jarring red stripes.
This article is dedicated to everyone on Earth, and especially to my friends in Harlem, New York City, in particular one of half Native American descent who was the inspiration for this confidence builder.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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